BREAKING: Massive Earthquakes, Volcanoes Leave HUNDREDS Dead, THOUSANDS Missing… Here’s What We Know

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By Brett MacDonald AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Massive earthquakes have struck all across the world setting off a number of sporadic volcanic bursts and worrying tens of thousands that live in the line of fire.

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It started three days ago in Kyushu, Japan when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit.  Most buildings in the general vicinity were left unscathed by the tremors, but the worst was unfortunately yet to come. Over the course of just 3 hours 10 significant quakes would shake the wooden buildings of Mashiki town and other neighborhoods on the island.

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Friday did not bring much respite from the chaos.  Deep concern was expressed by Japanese residents that still remember the chaos that followed the Fukushima meltdown.  It was not the threat of radiation that resulted in death during that instance, but the hectic turmoil of evacuation that accounted for 1600 casualties. 11 quakes hit on Friday, but the worst was still yet to come.

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Aso Shrine – collapsed during the 2nd quake.

On Saturday, 28 quakes ravaged the island. Over 180,000 people abandoned their homes and fled to various shelters. The largest of the quakes that day reached a magnitude of 7.0.  Many are unaware of how an earthquake is measured–to put the difference between a 6.0 and a 7.0 quake in perspective, think of the difference between a slap in the face and a punch in the face. Earthquakes are measured by their magnitude, that is to say they are based on a logarithmic scale.  An earthquake that is measured at 7.0 is ten times as strong as one that is measured at 6.0, and one hundred times stronger than one that is measured at 5.0.  Generally speaking, an earthquake that is above 5.0 poses the risk of structural damage. An earthquake that is 7.0 nearly guarantees loss of life and destruction of property.  An estimated death toll of 60 people has been released by Japanese authorities, but there are still many missing and that number may rise as rescue efforts continue.

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Last night, Ecuador experienced a large 7.4 magnitude quake resulting in the deaths of 70 more people and counting. This one is particularly concerning since it is the 4 separate location along the “ring of fire” to experience one in the past 48 hours. The “ring of fire” is a series of interconnected fault lines that generally run along the border of the pacific ocean.

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Some experts are concerned that this could trigger explosive volcanic eruptions in Central America, and indeed there are already a substantial number of active volcanoes in that area (See the map below where circles represent earthquakes this week, triangles represent recently destabilized volcanoes).

We will continue to update you as more details develop. California, New Zealand, and China have all felt benign quakes at this time. Stay tuned, more info on the way.

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